On the final Sunday of the Month each member of the Windward Interfaith ‘Ohana Faith Organization is conducting a Clothing and Toiletries drive in support of RYSE. Ask your institution if they are participating to get the details. Community members can support RYSE by providing the following items:

  1. Clothing that young people will wear
  2. Backpacks
  3. Shoes
  4. Socks
  5. Slippers
  6. Underwear(men and women)
  7.  Razors
  8.  Deodorant
  9.  Soap
  10.  Shampoo
  11.  Other hygiene products.

R.Y.S.E. prefers not to receive cash; however, donations can be sent to the Hawaii Foodbank INC, at 2611 Kilihau St, Honolulu, HI 96819.  Make arrangements directly with the Hawaii Foodback INC at (808) 836-3600.  Donations can be designated to R.Y.S.E.’s agency Hawaii Foodbank account.

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Holiday Cheer At RYSE!

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A Message From The Executive Director

Dear Friends, As we come to the end of 2021, I would like to let you know how much we appreciate your support for RYSE- whether you donated items, made a contribution, read our newsletter or just liked a Facebook post. It takes a community to help our street youth and...

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